In the chaotic aftermath of a massive information breach, Lala is faced with the choice to join the Electric Monks, a cyber-spiritual order that has emerged in a society now radically split between analog adherents and digital disciples. Physical theater meets live AI-driven programming.
Followed by a talkback with the creators.
$11/per person recommended donations. Venmo: http://venmo.com/philosophers
Monks in Attendance
Nicholas Christian: Artist and maker. http://instagram.com/l0rdviking
Hannah Sandler: Performer and physical therapist who studied at the Dell'Arte International physical theater school.
Grace Bertuccelli-Booth: Physical theatre performer, playwright, and faculty member at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). http://graceboothperformance.com
Blake Bertuccelli-Booth: Founder of Cinema Reset, the New Orleans Film Festival's New Media and experimental film exhibition, and the Philosopher group. https://philosophers.group
Sam Birdsong: Photographer living in New Orleans who works in the film industry. https://www.instagram.com/samuelbirdsong/
Luke Hawley: Egineer and data scientist at IBM, where he has been working on various ways to use AI for artistic purposes.
Additional Monk Collaborators
A.J. Baghaie: Data scientist implementing new classification processes for machine learning on DNA.
Ezra Bertuccelli: Engineer implementing large language models to work toward new approaches of consensus-making
Alex Ebert: Singer-songwriter, performer, and composer, best known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the American band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Diana Tinoco: New Orleans-based Engineer and French horn player and yoga enthusiast.
Want to join the Electric Monks?
Every show includes new monk performers to improvise with Monk AI and humans. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.